Kate asks Charlie if she's met him before, and Charlie claims to be the bassist for the phallically-named band Driveshaft. He sings a few bars from Driveshaft's #4 smash "Pumping Piston In Your Engine of Love." As proof of his membership in the band, Charlie shows Kate a ring, apparently a memento of the band's "second tour of Finland." And now he must toss the ring into the fires of etc., etc. Jack interrupts this fun conversation to tell them to hurry up. Okay, 45\%. Also, many people thought they were trudging through a cornfield, which seems pretty unlikely to me. However, please note that I mentioned it, so I still get credit if it turns out it is corn. That damn dog is watching them. Clues were given that Mercutio and his son had a dog on the plane, but man, I don't think this is it. This is one spooky dog. Or rather, it's a normal-looking dog, but whenever it appears on screen, spooky music plays on the soundtrack, and I get all freaked out. While rewatching the show for this recap, I turned down the sound whenever the dog appeared and whistled the theme to The Andy Griffith Show, and everything seemed a lot less ominous. I recommend this method for calming down during other stressful moments in life, like a performance review or your own death from cancer.
It starts raining and gets really dark. The castaways take cover under various Boeing chunks; the Korean guy yells, in Korean, at a gentleman who was trying to scramble into their shelter: "You are too hot to join us under this metal! I am afraid your joining us here would end in a hot ménage à trois!"
KATANG! The Iron Giant is stomping past again.
The expedition finds the front part of the plane, and that's a pretty amazing shot there with the vines and trees and airplane and whatnot. The airline's logo, obviously created by the Art Department to be unmistakably not a real airline's logo, is a big O, standing for Oh Shit, The Plane Is Crashing Airlines, LLC.
Commercials. "Was Britney Spears' wedding bogus? Details at 11." Please -- the story of the week is the mayor of Flint, Michigan having a newspaper carrier arrested for refusing to reveal who in City Hall has a subscription to the Flint Journal. Apparently, the mayor hates the newspaper and recently passed an executive order that no City Hall employees are allowed to read the newspaper at work. How awesome is that? I totally love it when small-time idiots find the perfect event to launch them into the big time.